Work timing during Ramadan

By gladicia

Is it legal if the company tells the employees to work from 9-5pm or 9-4pm during Ramadan period?

Since we know that it should only be 6 hours including pray time and meal time for Non-Muslims, can we file a complain to Labor should they insist of working more than 6hours?

By Jones10• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Jones10

Some of the Labor law clause(s) in Qatar are clearly written and well explained but takes years to implement and imply them. Labor law should be like Traffic rules Introduce and Apply immediately..

By Wild Turkey• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
Wild Turkey

There is a law as quoted by brit. However, laws in Qatar are only paperwork.

By erolking• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
erolking

Everything will depend on your company, complain to the labor not always advisable...complaining make you and company a gap... Government only 5Hrs. a week for Ramadan.

By r_ahmed• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
r_ahmed

Labor ministry not follow up this matter. most of the company working 2 shift like 09.00 to 2.00 again 08.00 12.00

If government make circular regarding this issue and strictly follow up the matter will be great

By britexpat• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
britexpat

1) Regular working hours shall not exceed 8 hours daily, 48 hours weekly, for workers of legal age. This excludes the month of Ramadan, when regular working hours shall not exceed six hours daily, 36 hours weekly. Shift rotation workers regular hours shall not exceed 8 hours daily or six hours during the month of Ramadan.

2) Travelling time between the worker's home and his work place shall not be counted as working hours.

Section 36:

1) When actual working hours exceed the regular working hours stated in section 35, subsection 1 above, the additional time shall be considered overtime work and the worker shall receive for those hours his regular pay plus an additional 25% at least for overtime.

By QUFac• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
QUFac

Follow general rules of misunderstandings and problem solving. Talk to your company manager and close trustworthy colleague before you take up at a higher level.

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